So as many of you know, my brother got married this past weekend. What a weekend. I do have to say, it was the most fun reception I have ever attended in my life. The DJ was awesome, the food was phenomenal, the alcohol was flowing(maybe a little too much at times) and the reception site was amazing. It was a very busy weekend and I am exhausted.
It all started on Friday morning when my roommate(who was singing in the wedding) and I made the road trip to St L. I knew it was going to be a great trip when on the first bathroom break, Megan used a toilet that automatically flushed 4 times while she was sitting on it. We had the giggles most of the weekend from funny things happening. When we arrived in the Loo, we checked into the hotel, which was really, really nice and got ready for the rehearsal. The rehearsal was speedy and painless. Rehearsal dinner was really good at a very cute restaurant called Duff's in the Central West End, where again, the alcohol was plentiful. Our table included, Josh, Jill, Megan, Nat and Matt...who are two of Josh's groomsmen and a very good time. When I went to take a picture of the whole table everyone was posing normally, except my brother who appeared to be doing a glamour shots pose. So, I called him out in it and then we took a glamour shot of the whole table mocking him. Afterwards we hung out and had a few beers with some relatives.
Saturday, I was up at the crack of dawn to get ready and to our hair appointments at 8am. After lots of primping, we were ready for the real deal. We got to the church plenty early to do pictures. The ceremony was nice and not too lengthy. Afterwards, the wedding party drove around in an Escalade limo and took pictures at various sites in St L and had a beverage. The reception was the most fun and nicest that I have ever attended, not that I expected anything less than classy with Josh and Jill. The reception site was gorgeous and a great location. The food was phenomenal...some of the best food I have ever eaten, lots of champagne, great DJ and the bride and groom had great presence and were very attentive to everyone. I have never seen so many people on the dance floor for the entire night at a reception. Everyone had a blast. In fact, I could hardly walk today from so much dancing. Afterwards, some of us headed to Mike Shannons to have couple more drinks. I can't lie, I was so tired that I didn't last long there. I headed back to the hotel and crashed.
If I had to rate this weekend on a scale of 1-10, it was at least an 18.